All generic TLD extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to impede unsanctioned transfers of existing domain names. Lots of registry organizations that supervise country-code TLDs that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to hinder any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is very easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux website hosting packages, and will require literally two mouse clicks. All your domains will be listed in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you will notice the domain name’s current status. Click once more and you’ll change its status. The update will propagate momentarily without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can initiate the transfer procedure straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through us is amazingly easy and can be accomplished through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You will see all your domains in the Registered Domains section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock-like icon next to them. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the update will propagate momentarily, you’ll be able to initiate the domain transfer without needing to wait for the lock status to change on WHOIS sites. If you change your mind and opt not to transfer the domain name away from our company, locking it again will be just as easy and will not take more than a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel.